It’s no secret that I love all shades of pink which is why when I saw this dusty rose wrap top at Madewell I couldn’t pass it up! (NOTE: I got this during an after Christmas sale but it’s currently on special at Nordstrom). For this post, I paired it with denim but I could also see this dressed up with a pair of white pant for spring or dress pants for the office.
A new year many times mean new fashion items. For me, this still means focusing on quality items to continue to edit my closet to only be full of clothes and accessories that I truly love. A lot of this means finding items that are classic versus trendy. This is why I’ve outlined my top picks for pieces to invest in this year.
Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved clothes. I still remember when little 5th-grader me finally convinced my mom to get me a pair of Mudd bell bottom jeans (gotta love the 90s!). My fashion choices though were not always very “fashionable” and it’s taken me a long time to get to where I am today in defining what my personal style really is.
Near the zoo in Seattle we have a rose garden. In the summer months it is of course, filled with all types of roses in full bloom. On the occasional weekend there might also even be a wedding ceremony being held there as well. I’d never been there before in the winter but we decided to go take a peek last weekend to see what the landscaping looked like. To my surprise, there were still a few rose blooms left on some of the bushes. Things for the most part were dormant but the garden provided a different type of beauty, one that you see when the changing leaves have almost all fallen off the trees. It’s that moment were you can clearly see the seasons changing and winter starting to set in.
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The weekend before Thanksgiving, David and I booked a short getaway to Vancouver B.C. It was a more than needed vacation and gave us a chance to explore a city neither of us knew much about.
Given we live in Seattle, Canada is just a short 2 1/2 hour drive north but neither of us have ever spent any real time up there. We both were excited for the local food scene. David was excited for the Chinese food too, which he’d been told had the most authentic Chinese food outside of actual China. Needless too say, we were not disappointed.
We were lucky that all three days we were there it was sunny, but much colder than Seattle! I’ll still take that over rain any day. One of our favorite explorations was walking around Stanley Park. A large park just on the other side of the downtown area that give you views off the city, the mountains and of course the water.